DallasHR and The HRSouthwest Conference Volunteers of the Month

Congratulations to our outstanding and dedicated volunteers!


2020 Volunteers of the Month

November DallasHR Volunteer of the Month


James Lawless

Field Recruiter, FedEx Office

“JD has been a huge asset to Collin CountyHR, powered by DallasHR.  As a member of the education committee, JD was very involved in planning and executing our education events for CCHR.  He even took the lead on our veteran education session this past summer, educating attendees on the value of recruiting veterans and helped to build relationships between the business and veteran community. We’re grateful for JD’s commitment and look forward to having him involved for years to come.” Mike Pierce, Director- Elect Collin CountyHR 

October DallasHR Volunteer of the Month

Heidi Torres
HR Generalist, HerrinHR

“Heidi Torres is the heartbeat of the Student Engagement Committee. While being in contact with TWU's SHRM chapter; keeping up to date on area internships, Heidi maintains SEC's social media presence, with style and consistency. With this year's HRSW Conference being virtual, Heidi played a major role engaging students with our lunch and learn sessions. She is a recent graduate of TWU, and has begun a new HR Generalist role with Herrin HR. In addition to volunteering with DallasHR, she is an advocate to end Alzheimer's and works with other worthwhile causes.” -Tomi Morriss, Director-Elect, Student Engagement Committee

October HRSouthwest Conference Volunteer of the Month

Maxine Walker 

Manager HR/Employment, Collin College

“I nominated  Maxine because we had our first virtual meeting for the HRSouthwest Conference.  As part of the assignments for the volunteers, they were responsible for monitoring the chat and assist the speakers.   During the conference, I was assisting Maxine in a couple of sessions and  Maxine did an excellent job moderating her sessions, she was very engaging with the speakers and also with the attendees. “ Shirley Johnson, Director of Ed Sessions 

September DallasHR Volunteer of the Month

Dennie Laney

Vice President of People at MOOYAH Burgers Fries and Shakes

“Dennie Laney joined DallasHR within the last year and dove all-in not only being active in the organization, but offering to volunteer and be a member of the Education Committee. She has gone above and beyond during these crazy times being a committed member of the education committee, helping plan and lead Sharpen Your Search, being interviewed for the committee promotional video, and most recently helping plan Recruiting 101. She has brought fresh ideas, unique perspectives, countless laughs and numerous Speakers to the table and has been an amazing addition to the Education Committee. So thankful for Dennie and all she has done and continues to do!” Lisa Harris, Director- Elect, Education Committee

August DallasHR Volunteer of the Month

Ivory Williams

Talent Acquisition Leader, Pegasus Senior Living
“Ivory Williams is a volunteer on the Community Relations Committee who has embraced the unique challenges of this season and created valuable opportunities to engage specifically with the Senior Source community. Over the past month alone Ivory has lead the charge to bring content experts and speakers from our DallasHR membership in front of the Senior Source audience to share insights on how to master video technology and uncover secrets of an effective resume. We have received incredible feedback from the Senior Source leadership and participants, and we have witnessed first-hand the ownership and clarity that Ivory drives with her prompt communication and follow-up. She is a true leader in her craft, and takes extra measures to ensure everyone else is comfortable, prepared, and confident before worrying about herself. Congratulations, Ivory!” – Chris Chaillot, Director, Community Relations Committee

July DallasHR Volunteer of the Month

Austin Castleberry

Human Resources Business Partner at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

“Austin Castleberry is a long-time DallasHR volunteer and serves this year on the Collin County HR (CCHR) committee. Over the last few months Austin’s leadership and efforts have contributed to ensuring CCHR has continued to provide stellar educational events in this virtual environment. His efforts go above and beyond have ensured CCHR hasn’t missed a beat on the educational event offering front.”- Mike Pierce, Director-Elect Collin CountyHR 

June DallasHR Volunteer of the Month

LaSandra Morris Moore

Director, Human Resources
Diversified Health Care Affiliates, Inc. 

“LaSandra was nominated for volunteer of the month because of the contributions she makes to help HR job seekers. Since the COVID pandemic began, the Career Support Committee asked each committee member to post job search tips on the HR Connect, Job Link page.  Lasandra took that on in May and posted relevant tips for job seekers almost every day.  In addition, she continues to post notes from each Job Link meeting so that anyone who misses the meeting will be fully informed of what was presented. “ Angela Bell, Director, Career Support Committee 

May DallasHR Volunteer of the Month

Krystal Yates

Owner, EBR Consulting LLC

“Krystal Yates is a valued member on the Career Support Committee.   On this committee, she has been able to step in and present at a Job Link meeting on very short notice, and got rave reviews from attendees.   She shares her job search and career coaching expertise with job seekers and her passion for this shows.   We are fortunate to have her on this committee.” Angela Bell, Director, Career Support Committee

May HRSouthwest Conference Volunteer of the Month

Genevieve Northup 

HR Manager of Professional Development at Collin College

“Due to the COVID-19 shelter in place order, the HRSWC committee conducted the speaker selection process virtually.  Gen volunteered to share her screen and steer the two 4-hour virtual sessions, which was a tremendous help.  Gen played a huge part in the success of these meetings and her contributions are much appreciated.” -Rhonda Clemente, Director-Elect Educational Sessions Committee

April DallasHR Volunteer of the Month

Fabian Campos

Director of Enterprise Sales at Inspirus, LLC

“Fabian Campos has been a breath of fresh air to DHR and specifically to the membership engagement committee.  Fabian’s energy and creative spirit has allowed us to collaborate and think of new ways to involve all members of DHR and how to spread the excitement of all the events and opportunities DHR has to offer.  His dedication to give back and his drive to jump in with both feet has made a huge impact on our team and to the organization as a whole.” - Lauren Truelove, Director-Elect Member Engagement Committee 

March DallasHR Volunteer of the Month

Adam Dougherty

Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins

“Adam Dougherty has been a huge part of our committee’s success, and was instrumental in helping plan our April Legal Exchange. He has shared his knowledge and ideas to help us find the best education for DallasHR, and has even volunteered to keynote at the Legal Exchange. Adam is a hard-working, committed member of our Education Committee and we are so thankful to have him!” – Kjersten Faseler, Education Committee Director 

February DallasHR Volunteer of the Month

Paul Simon
Partner at Simon | Paschal PLLC

Paul’s leadership, dedication, and efforts have been massively impactful on DallasHR.  Serving on the 2020 CCHR Committee as the Education Chair, educational content is being planned and offered that is timely and helpful for HR professionals throughout our service area.  In addition, his cheerfulness and comradery make him a joy to work with, he’s a true friend to all!  -Callie Miller, Collin CountyHR Director 

January DallasHR Volunteer of the Month

Judie Reynolds
National Account Manager, HuntCube

Judie has taken the lead to create monthly Job Link announcements, post them on social media, and make it easy for the rest of the committee to like/share so we can increase our reach.  This has helped to increase awareness and increase Job Link attendance.   Judie's energy and willingness to help job seekers can’t be beat.  -Angela Bell, Director of Career Support Committee 

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